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3 Ratings

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Feature Set Ratings

  • Personio ranks higher in 11 feature sets: Human Resource Management, Payroll Management, Leave and Attendance Management, Employee Self Service, Asset Management, HR Reporting, Onboarding, Performance and Goals, Performance Management, Succession Planning, Recruiting / ATS

Human Resource Management

8.3

BambooHR

83%
9.3

Personio

93%
Personio ranks higher in 6/7 features

Employee demographic data

8.3
83%
62 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Employment history

9.0
90%
68 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Job profiles and administration

8.7
87%
68 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

8.3
83%
61 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Organizational charting

8.0
80%
66 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Organization and location management

8.3
83%
61 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

7.5
75%
40 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Payroll Management

8.4

BambooHR

84%
9.0

Personio

90%
Personio ranks higher in 6/7 features

Pay calculation

8.3
83%
35 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Support for external payroll vendors

8.2
82%
30 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

8.6
86%
15 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Benefit plan administration

8.0
80%
41 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Direct deposit files

8.4
84%
41 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Salary revision and increment management

8.6
86%
42 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Reimbursement management

8.8
88%
22 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Leave and Attendance Management

9.1

BambooHR

91%
10.0

Personio

100%
Personio ranks higher in 3/3 features

Approval workflow

9.4
94%
67 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Balance details

9.1
91%
59 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Annual carry-forward and encashment

8.6
86%
52 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Employee Self Service

8.6

BambooHR

86%
9.2

Personio

92%
Personio ranks higher in 4/5 features

View and generate pay and benefit information

9.0
90%
47 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Update personal information

9.0
90%
74 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

View company policy documentation

8.7
87%
60 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Employee recognition

7.2
72%
52 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

View job history

9.2
92%
69 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Asset Management

8.4

BambooHR

84%
10.0

Personio

100%
Personio ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

8.4
84%
32 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

HR Reporting

7.6

BambooHR

76%
10.0

Personio

100%
Personio ranks higher in 3/3 features

Report builder

7.7
77%
53 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Pre-built reports

7.9
79%
52 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Ability to combine HR data with external data

7.3
73%
44 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Onboarding

8.1

BambooHR

81%
10.0

Personio

100%
Personio ranks higher in 2/2 features

New hire portal

8.2
82%
55 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Manager tracking tools

8.0
80%
53 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Performance and Goals

8.1

BambooHR

81%
9.3

Personio

93%
Personio ranks higher in 4/4 features

Corporate goal setting

8.1
81%
33 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Individual goal setting

8.5
85%
38 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Line-of sight-visibility

8.2
82%
29 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Performance tracking

7.8
78%
34 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Performance Management

8.0

BambooHR

80%
9.4

Personio

94%
Personio ranks higher in 5/5 features

Performance plans

7.9
79%
39 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Performance improvement plans

8.1
81%
38 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Review status tracking

7.8
78%
39 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Review reminders

8.4
84%
41 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Multiple review frequency

7.9
79%
36 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Succession Planning

7.8

BambooHR

78%
9.3

Personio

93%
Personio ranks higher in 4/4 features

Create succession plans/pools

7.8
78%
23 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Candidate ranking

7.9
79%
27 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Candidate search

7.8
78%
27 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Candidate development

7.9
79%
24 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Recruiting / ATS

8.1

BambooHR

81%
9.6

Personio

96%
Personio ranks higher in 7/7 features

Job Requisition Management

8.0
80%
32 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Company Website Posting

8.3
83%
36 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Publish to Social Media

7.6
76%
33 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Job Search Site Posting

8.4
84%
33 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

7.4
74%
29 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Applicant Tracking

8.2
82%
40 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Notifications and Alerts

8.7
87%
42 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • BambooHR is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.9

BambooHR

89%
80 Ratings
8.0

Personio

80%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

BambooHR

100%
3 Ratings

Personio

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

9.1

BambooHR

91%
3 Ratings

Personio

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

10.0

BambooHR

100%
1 Rating

Personio

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

9.0

BambooHR

90%
1 Rating

Personio

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.4

BambooHR

84%
26 Ratings

Personio

N/A
0 Ratings

Online Training

10.0

BambooHR

100%
1 Rating

Personio

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

10.0

BambooHR

100%
2 Ratings

Personio

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

10.0

BambooHR

100%
1 Rating

Personio

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

BambooHR

Overall BambooHr has excelled in satisfying our needs. It performs well as a one-stop-shop for HR challenges. It has benefitted us as an excellent repository for personnel information both in processing prospective and new hires, as well as existing employees. It provides a fairly simple, but [the] straightforward system for managing and using time off. Some areas do need some work, however. There is no ability to set up a default set of time-off types/accruals for a new hire, which means this has to be done manually for each new employee. This creates a lot of opportunities for human error. It also has a very opaque and unhelpful API when it comes to the management of the time data; Whereas the rest of the API is exceptional. Lastly, the ability to request time off only allows for a flat number of hours in a day; it doesn't allow the employee to request specific times. As a result, we rely on the employee and manager to communicate the time successfully in the notes field. There is a big difference between arriving 1 hour late, leaving 1 hour early, and stepping out for an extended lunch.
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Personio

This software could be of great help to many companies to keep an orderly manner and in the same control panel, all the management of their employees. Perfect for human resources departments that want to automate tedious tasks, with the guarantee that they will be well executed.
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Pros

BambooHR

  • BambooHR has a top-notch electronic onboarding process. It is fully customizable and works very well with applicants of all technological capabilities. Onboarding allows you to add every step the new employee and the business partners must complete through timed, dated, notifications, digital documents, e-signatures, and a back-end administrative ability to follow up.
  • BambooHR has good applicant tracking system. They currently integrate with indeed and ZipRecruiter. However, it is easy to create links for other platforms with the ability to distinguish where you are getting recruiting traction. In addition the ability to rate, and communicate about an applicant is confidential between the hiring managers and HR. Also, there is an easy way to create a candidate pool of eligible candidates for later passive recruiting, that is called Talent Pools.
  • BambooHR has a unique feature called Announcements. This function allows various announcements to go out via email, through the application, or a combination of both to directed target audiences or the entire company.
  • BambooHR also sends out announcements (customizable) on every new hire. This allows folks to see who is starting and learn a bit about them before they meet them.
  • BambooHR has a great function for tracking time by the task or job. This is great for tracking productivity gaps for administrative positions or job costing for positions that have billable hours.
  • BambooHR also has easy to organize digital documents. You can easily upload documents via drop and drag. Documents can be added to folders and then downloaded later if an employee terminates.
  • Goal in performance management are very good, they follow the SMART methodology but there is no way to attach them to a performance review. They do allow the employee to adjust using a slide bar and you can attach people to a goal. In addition it notifies the supervisor but you cannot shut off notifications.
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Personio

  • Allows automatic posting of job offers on different sites and portals to find the perfect candidates for available vacancies.
  • It has employee tracking tools, such as attendance and absence tracking, as well as time monitoring of working hours and overtime.
  • Payroll management is very complete and is done quickly and almost automatically, as it enters hours worked, overtime and absences, with an accurate calculation to avoid errors.
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Cons

BambooHR

  • Some edge cases aren't as fleshed out. For example, asset inventory management isn't something BambooHR can really excel at currently.
  • Something akin to Google Forms but with the privacy protections of being already in the HRIS would be great for collecting anonymized responses.
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Personio

  • Some processes could be more automatic or with fewer clicks, for example, role-based authorization, which, although a security feature, could be simplified.
  • It is a fairly intuitive and navigable software, but because it is so complete, it has different modules, tools, and functions that can make its learning curve steep.
  • Some attributes at the time of payroll cannot be changed or customized.
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Pricing Details

BambooHR

Starting Price

$59 per month

Editions & Modules

BambooHR editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
12 Employees$991

Footnotes

  1. per month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

Optional Call for Quote

Additional Details

After 12 employees, each additional employee is $8.25 each. To run payroll for employees is an additional $75 a month for $10 employees, with each additional employee being $4.25. Adding performance management is $4.25 a month and tracking features are $3.00 a month.

Personio

Starting Price

$3.01 per month

Editions & Modules

Personio editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Essential€2,881
Professional€4,432
EnterpriseCustom3

Footnotes

  1. per month per employee
  2. per month per employee
  3. none

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Likelihood to Renew

BambooHR

We have tried other software in the last year and have not found it to be comparable to Bamboo HR especially in relation to the HR functionalities such as workflows, onboarding, automation, user-friendly experience, innovation, timekeeping, and ability to integrate with other 3rd party Payroll processing software. In addition, the employee ease of access and navigation of the platform makes this software crucial within our current culture of multi-site and remote work environments.
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Personio

No answers on this topic

Usability

BambooHR

Does not have many problems and this ensures all of users are able to use it reliably. There is a free demo available to illustrate the accurate usage of the platform and even customer support. All of these help in improving the usability of the platform and ensure that all users are comfortable with the platform.
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Personio

No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

BambooHR

Yes, there is a huge team in the back of the online platform or it looks like it because I have never been left without an answer when I have a question or waiting from a response on my chat .... There must be a huge team, this is so great and I always seem to have someone that is very knowledgeable too. So many times in the past I had to leave with customer service that would connect you with someone else because of the expertise, here everyone seems to be some kind of an expert in the HR function.
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Personio

No answers on this topic

Performance

BambooHR

I love BambooHR. Reports are easy to run and download and it usually covers any types of requests I get from the management team. You get excel or .csv downloads/reports and it is fast and simple, not too crowded so it is easy to read through. We don't integrate the tool yet but again, soon we will. we just did not had the time to utilize it yet but that's the plan.
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Personio

No answers on this topic

Support Rating

BambooHR

Support is effective and responsive. During our time with BambooHR we did not experience many issues, but initial support on setup was helpful and allowed for a quick turnaround on getting started. Since then, few needs have arisen for contacting support, but I would not hesitate to do so and would recommend BambooHR based on the quality of their support team.
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Personio

No answers on this topic

Online Training

BambooHR

The online training team is great. Theis is so well done! very user friendly, very nice to go through. Then you get all those exemples and questions to test you and make sure you understand the training as we go along. This is a great asset from the tool, I don't think I have ever been left without understanding because there is help and additional resources to understand or extra windows that explain terms or answer Q&A.
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Personio

No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

BambooHR

it was very easy to sign up, quick and we could use the site very quickly as well.
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Personio

No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

BambooHR

I would say they both have a lot of strengths for sure. Workday manages data on a mass scale a little bit better in my opinion, but Bamboo HR is more user friendly and pleasing to the eyes
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Personio

No answers on this topic

Scalability

BambooHR

There is so much you can do with this platform, it is incredible and so welcoming. We don't utilize it 100% yet just because we are growing and the HR team has not been able to concentrate on other areas offered to us but but we will soon. Which is also why we got the product, specifically because what BambooHR can do to help us meet our growing business needs.
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Personio

No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

BambooHR

  • There has been an excellent rate of profitability in our work season, especially thanks to the optimization of our operations through BambooHR.
  • Currently estimated gains appear to be 500%, which leaves our ROI at 4, demonstrating that the platform has a high return on investment.
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Personio

  • This program is complete, so it allows to have all the human resources management in the same panel, along with all the information of the employees, which streamlines the activities of the department, making us more productive. Employees feel more satisfied with our performance, and we have considerably lowered payroll complaints.
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